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lecture 13 - Wed Hist2B lecture 13 Eastern Hemisphere in...

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Wed. 2/6/08 Hist2B: lecture 13 Eastern Hemisphere in 1450 What were the most significant historical changes from 1000 to 1450? - Increasing contact between throughout the Eastern Hemisphere economic and cultural integration o Empires pacified large regions conquering lands and bringing peace o Crusades fueled Europeans’ desire for foreign technology, luxuries, crops o Economic growth, dynamic market economies in Eurasian extremities – china and Europe – stimulated long-distance commerce o Pax Mongolica made possible the emergence of a true Eurasian-wide trade zone o Compass-using Muslim and Chinese mariners learned to navigate the monsoon-ridden Indian Ocean o Trade in Muslim world Helped integrate Africa How the balance of power changed among centers and between centers and peripheries? - Africa o Strong Islamic influences o Still a periphery in 1450, but became of the human web that covered the eastern hemisphere o Key centers Italy, Baghdad, Cairo, Damascus All port cities, they connect Africa and Eurasia, also have access to overland trade (link land trade with ocean trade) - Islamic Empire expands and eliminates the Byzantine empire
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